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Neurosurgeon Becomes Entangled in Lawsuits

The family of a man who died after brain surgery has sued the neurosurgeon who performed the operation, saying the doctor was legally blind and unfit to operate. The man was quoted in newspaper reports at that time as saying he needed to step down because glaucoma “limits my abilities of a surgeon.” The surgeon stated that he had peripheral vision loss in his right eye, but it had not affected his ability to do surgery. The surgery involves inserting electrical wires deep into the brain to control involuntary movements. The medical malpractice lawsuit claims that the surgeon was legally blind and unfit to operate when he removed a brain tumor from her son. The 28-year-old man died two days later. The wrongful-death lawsuit also claims hospital negligence. The plaintiff does not believe that the doctor should have been given privileges to operate. The hospital is counter-claiming that the doctor also owes them more than $1 million for support he received to open a neurosurgery practice. To read more about the medical malpractice, please click the link.